Interview with Carl Stokes
QUESTION 11
LOUIS MASSIAH:

When we spoke on the phone you, you talked about how you resisted Dr. King and a number of Black, major, national Black political leaders when they wanted to enter the campaign. Why did you not want to portray yourself as just, or, or just a Black candidate? Why did you resist their, their involvement in the campaign?

CARL STOKES:

The reality of being elected mayor of the city of Cleveland in which the population of the city was only 35 percent Black and the re-remaining 65...